Status symbols fade, what's in fashion goes out of fashion, it's all obsolete.
Choosing a symbol dictated by another as appropriate, meaningful, or valuable, though that symbol holds no significance to you gives it no meaning and only shows your gullibility.
Choose what speaks to you. Things only hold the meanings we allow them to hold.
P. S. People will always have something to say, albeit not always nice, about your choices. It's none of their business, but they still choose to inform you of their opinion. That makes them inappropriate.